Please join us on Wednesday, December 16, at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom video conference for small group discussion of topics related to historic and current systems of the election process and how those systems impact the black voting community. Participants must commit to reviewing specific materials in advance of the small group discussion.
Links to these resources are listed below and include watching two videos, listening to a podcast, and reading two articles. Small group discussion will occur in separate chat rooms with facilitators and is intended to provide an interactive forum for participants to go deeper in their learning and, together, tackle difficult questions regarding our country’s long history of racist ideas and policies. All are invited to join the discussion, and previous attendance at our related Abolishing Slavery Seminar Series is not a prerequisite.
Preregistration for the small group discussion is required.
Please be advised that some portions of this seminar will be recorded and posted on the internet for viewing by the general public. By preregistering you consent to your participation in the seminar being included as part of the recording that will be posted on the internet following the seminar.
Reading and Listening Assignments for Small Group Session
- The Electoral College (short video and 60 minute podcast)
- We Need a Commission on Voter Suppression in 2020 (article and video)
- Republicans Rewrite an Old Playbook on Disenfranchising Black Americans (article)
Have some extra time and want to catch up? Watch the most recent large group session that focused on the history of disenfranchisement of black voters.